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Researchers show surprising interaction between genes, gender and hypertension

...n for some time that hypertension is a "heritable" condition that runs in families, though diet and other factors also contribute to high blood pressure. It is also known that there are differences in the occurrence of hypertension between men and women, and varied responses to treatments. For example, men n...

Obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors

...ed at up to 9%, and the overall social cost of the condition is seen as a major hindrance to economic development. So, can we reverse the rising trend in the prevalence of obesity, and if so, when" People clearly have some responsibility for their health, but society and government also have a responsibili...

Capture study shows safety of carotid stenting in 'real-world' setting

...evere plaque build-up in the arteries in the necka condition that hikes the risk of strokebut other medical problems that make it risky to have the plaque removed surgically. The CAPTURE registry was developed to collect FDA-mandated data to assess the ongoing safety of the Rx Acculink and Rx Accunet devices i...

Obesity linked to acid reflux disease

...eatment and prevention of these conditions. "The condition is very common, but previous studies have not been successful at pinpointing risk factors for the condition," says Douglas Corley, author of the study. "Because we reviewed the results of 20 studies on the subject, we were able to better identify and...

Drug combination slows progression of treatment resistant bone marrow cancer

...es with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, a condition in which cancerous cells continue to multiply despite treatment. Patients in the trial were randomly assigned to receive the drug bortezomib (Velcade), standard therapy for relapsed multiple myeloma, or a combination of Velcade and Doxil, a chemother...

Fear of migraine destroys quality of life for men

...ralian men live with the debilitating neurological condition characterised by chronic headaches, sensitivity to...ight years of age and many will have to manage the condition for life. There is currently no completely effective treatment or cure. The research assessed qua...

New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke

... a positive outcome, showing more knowledge of the condition and how to treat it," says Associate Professor Val...tion, there needs to be increased awareness of the condition and how to reduce risk factors that can lead to strokes, such as elevated blood pressure, smoking, p...

SCAI issues recommendations to prevent kidney damage after imaging procedures

...chweiger stressed that CIN is relatively rare; the condition is estimated to occur in 13 percent of individuals who undergo interventional cardiovascular procedures in which contrast dyes are used. Patients at greatest risk are the elderly, and those with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or advanced heart fai...

Novel brain areas associated with the recognition of gender, ethnicity and the identity of faces

...t UCSD. "In the most extreme cases it's a clinical condition called prosopagnosia. Until now, most people assumed that difficulties with face recognition were due to cortical deficits near the fusiform gyrus. These data suggest that other brain regions may be involved. The fact that the cingulate gyrus is invo...

M. D. Anderson reports first drug activity in T315I-Positive CML, ALL and JAK-2-Positive MPD

...es to safely prescribe, depending on the patient's condition and outlook. We are quite hopeful that this drug will be beneficial for this segment of patients, but additional research will be needed." Giles and his team are planning to begin later this month an international Phase II study of MK-0457 in patie...

Swedish massage benefits osteoarthritis patients

... of Internal Medicine. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that affects 21 million Americans and causes more physical limitation than lung disease, heart disease and diabetes mellitus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 68 study participants, who were at least age 35 wi...

Patients' requests for antidepressants can influence physician evaluation of depression

...arding both major depression and the psychological condition known as adjustment disorder, which involves depression and anxiety in response to pain or a major event, such as illness or divorce, according to lead author Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil, professor of medicine at UCSF, and an internist at UCSF Medica...

The UK's third case of vCJD associated with blood transfusion

... from a donor who developed vCJD, should allow the condition to be recognised at an early stage." In an accompanying Comment Kumanan Wilson (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Maura Ricketts (Public Health Agency of Canada) state: "This third case considerably strengthens the inference t...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

... main author, said: "Heroin addiction is a chronic condition requiring long-term medication. Just as with other chronic conditions, such as diabetes or arthritis, there should be a number of treatments available so that doctors and nurses can tailor medication to the needs of each patient. "Methadone should...

Changes in brain density can help predict schizophrenia

...at risk for schizophrenia is likely to develop the condition or not. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Medicine reveals that monitoring changes in grey matter density over time using brain scans could help early detection of individuals who are likely to develop schizophrenia, when used in...

Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise

...pdated "score" based on their vital signs, present condition and prognosis. That number would put them at a moments notice into risk groups that would rapidly inform decisions to discharge them or send them to another facility should a major disaster occur. There is consensus among health care officials that...

OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened

...known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) a condition closely associated with the development of one of the most lethal forms of cancer: esophageal cancer the need for a cost-effective screening and surveillance system was long apparent to Jobe, who also is an associate professor of surgery in the OHSU...

New info on eating disorders in two Stanford/Packard children's studies

...lose weight more quickly than adolescents with the condition and weigh comparatively less at diagnosis. Packard Children's adolescent medicine and eating disorder specialist Rebecka Peebles, MD, and Jenny Wilson, a Stanford medical student, collaborated on both studies. "If parents wouldn't let their kids go...

Math model predicts cancer behavior

...gering, invasive projections. By changing a single condition oxygen concentration the investigators can modulate the tumor's degree of invasiveness, Quaranta said. The findings suggest that current chemotherapy approaches which create a harsh microenvironment in the tumor may leave behind the most aggressive...

The pain from fibromyalgia is real, researchers say

...population have faced the question of whether the condition is real. Fibromyalgia often has been misdiagnosed...h System says there are overwhelming data that the condition is real, is characterized by a lower pain threshold and is associated with genetic factors that can ...

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